If you look beneath the surface of Paris, you’ll find catacombs and stock stores, which are known more affectionately to us as outlets. These stock stores have leftover and discontinued inventory from the retail stores, not merchandise produced at an sub-par quality specific for the outlets like J.Crew, Banana Republic, etc. Since I have a Repetto obsession, I had to check out the Repetto one. If you have more time, you can find stock shops here for Maje, Cacharel, Sandro, etc. There was also one blog that outlined when the Maje and Sandra shops restock, but I can’t find the link now.
The Repetto stock store is above their ballet store, which does not have Repetto signage, so pay attention to the address. It is also conveniently close to a metro line and not too far of a walk from the Opera area.
The stairs are to the back and once you say “bonjour” to the shopgirl on the first floor, she leaves you alone. The walls are lined with heeled sandals, which I would call dance shoes as they are very Dancing with the Stars. Off to the right are boots and some mens’ shoes. Towards the center back, are the covetable styles.
While there was plenty of variety, sizes were lacking and all the styles/colors were far from the classic. If you’re a 35-37 (US 4-6) or a 42, you would have been in good company. Prices were not great. Call me picky, but my definition of a great Repetto deal is $125 or less. If it’s a rarer style, I would go up to $175. There were a few styles priced at 82.5e, but most were well above 110e. The only pair that remotely caught my eye were the loafer pumps in the last two photos. But, hey, I wasn’t that entranced.
With that said, this was a point in time visit. If you’re a fan, you should visit anyways. They might have a better selection when you are there! If you’re in NYC, the Repetto sample sale is way better. I will be blogging about that after I finish my posts on Paris.
Address: 24, rue de Châteaudun 75009, Paris
Phone Number: +33 1 53 32 84 84
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30-19:00